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Hey all

I'm pretty new to gym and was looking at getting some protein powder, so I went to the shops to buy some and man is this a tough choice.

I was recommended maxs wpi, but after seeing all the brands/types I'm bloody confused..

Was wondering if anyone here knew abit more about protein supplements...

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Some people will tell you to eat more and then you wont need protein powders. Some may swear by them.

 

Do you want a powder that contains shit loads of carbs or do you want a protein only blend? Most brands contain the same nutritional values, so at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference, price, taste and quantity.

 

Try a few and find the one you like.

 

Cheers

Mitch

 

 

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The cheapest pure protein will do.

 

They are pretty much all the same, just the flavouring will be different.

 

Most will be 78% protein as they are the same base product

 

Easy

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Thanks for response guys.

I wanted ask though when I was at the shop I saw 2 products claiming to do the same thing but massive difference in price.

Maxs hp

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Maxs hp+ was 200 bucks

And

Vital strength Ripped was 120.

Is the maxs that much better? Or does it just come down to brands?

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brands. Have a look at the macro breakdown on the back, it will basically be the same.

 

The raw protein product is generally only made by a few companies and most suppliment brands by the same base product

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Dymatize elite whey protien. Cheap, get lots of serves per box and quality product from a quality company.

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Optimum Nutrition for me. cheap, always available on ebay, tastes great, mixes the best, and good quality wpi

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a question no one is asking is why are you after protein powder? what are your goals? and how much protein are you getting at the moment? weight? age? height? answer all these and its not hard to tell you how much you should be consuming to get to your goals including carbs and fats which are also important. either post here or pm me

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Hey all thanks for you opinions.

I'm in my early 20s and 6foot. Currently I'm looking to just trim down. But without compromising strength. If that's possible....

 

At the gym I aim for sets with 10 to 15 reps.

 

 

Anyways The response here has been to just get the cheapest and brands mean nothing?

Lol.

 

How is the eBay stuff? Never bought food of the net.

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Hey all thanks for you opinions.

I'm in my early 20s and 6foot. Currently I'm looking to just trim down. But without compromising strength. If that's possible....

 

http://ptcfrankston.com/newsletter.html

 

As long as you can read, you can learn to cut down bodyfat & gain strength. Also see a few of the forum stickies if you need more info...

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ok no offence but imo you want to keep reps 6 - 10 heavy weight and if your looking to trim down you need to figure out what your basal metabolic rate is and take into account expeniditure varibles and drop you cal intake by 500 cal a day. if you were more specific with your answers i could help but they are to vague to help.

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Hey no offense taken.

What more details did you need?

I'll keep reps 6 to 10 and see how I go.

Also I'll tryy best to stop drinking lol

If I may ask, are you a trainer or something?

 

 

Also Thanks I'll have a look into those newsletters. It look like a fair bit of reading.

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http://www.bodybuild...e/opt/whey.html

 

ON whey. Personally i hate the whole bodybuilding scene, but its a great testing ground for supps. This wins their overall supp and protein of the year pretty much every year

 

ON is the best tasting ive had, though its a bit pricey, just buy cheaper unflavored protein and save your money for food

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Also Thanks I'll have a look into those newsletters. It look like a fair bit of reading.

 

In particular I'd recommend:

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FAT LOSS AND BODY RECOMPOSITION Newsletter 37 http://www.ptcfrankston.com/doc/newsletter/PTC_Newsletter_IssueNo37.html

10 GREATEST FITNESS/STRENGTH MYTHS http://www.ptcfrankston.com/doc/newsletter/PTC_Newsletter_IssueNo65.html

 

There's a few old stickies on this forum like:

10 Ways to F- Up Your Diet!| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=274044

Foods that make you look good Nekid| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=214455

Protein, a must read for those wanting muscle| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=188064&hl=fats

The truth about bulking| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=269228

Diet Advice for Gaining or Losing Weight| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=186074'>http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=186074

 

5 Reasons for Failed Body Transformations| http://nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=358639&hl=protein+glucose

 

Diet advice, For gaining,losing and maintaining| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=186074

 

Weightloss for Dumbies, Dieting disasters| http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=280411

 

But I'd recommend the newsletters first...

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